Juggling 5 different currencies along with the Canadian dollar was interesting! Luckily my roommate had downloaded a handy offline app that told us what to expect with the exchange rates.
Useful info (exchange rates are approx based on when I travelled to Central America - April 2015):
Out of the 5 countries I visited, Costa Rica was the most expensive, but Antigua in Guatemala wasn't far behind.
El Salvador adopted the US dollar as their national currency some time ago.
1 US dollar = 500 Colones
1 US dollar = 26 Cordobas
1 US dollar = 20 Lempira
1 US dollar = 7.5 Quetzales
I was chuffed to get a 1979 white dollar in El Salvador and looked it up to see how rare it was once I got back home. Turns out it isn't that special (would have been great to get the 1981 version), but still a good little find for the currency collection.
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.